She is currently a patient at Emory Winship Cancer Institute being treated for a rare gastrointestinal stromal tumor.
Her doctor Maria Diab told Fox 5: “The good news is we have not seen any evidence of spread outside of the stomach, and for Aungelique’s case, the plan is to do a few months of the Imatinib medicine, and go back and have surgery, hopefully.”
She said she will take the chemo pill for six to nine months before they opt for surgery to remove what was apparently a slow-growing tumor.
Proctor said she did some research and saw that the median survival for someone with this tumor was just five years. But because hers was caught early, she has a much higher chance to beat this.
As for her energy level now, she said, “On a scale of 1 to 10, I’m a 10! I’m back exercising and doing everything I normally do. I’m cooking and working.”
She is having Thanksgiving with her mom and college-age daughters. “I have so many things to be thankful for ― especially this year.”
An Atlanta native and University of Georgia graduate, Proctor previously worked at WTLV in Jacksonville, Florida, WKRC in Cincinnati, Ohio, WMAZ in Macon and WALB in Albany. She also took part in “Lawmakers” at Georgia Public Broadcasting. Before that, she worked at several radio stations in Cincinnati.